A report Monday in The Wall Street Journal claimed that Twitter is in "advanced talks" to acquire TweetDeck, a Twitter desktop client preferred by many of the social-media service's most active users, for about $50 million. "TweetDeck has emerged as a favorite of heavy users of Twitter, letting people track tweets about multiple topics at the same time," the story explained. "The program, which many people download and use on their desktop computers, also lets people write tweets longer than 140 characters, among other features."
Monday we brought you more details on the upcoming HTC Droid Incredible 2, and now it appears that the smartphone will land at Verizon Wireless on April 28.
According to a tipster, there's a 99 percent chance that the upgrade to theDroid Incredible will go on sale two weeks from today "barring any unforeseen complications." We still don't know pricing, but we suspect that it will cost in the $199 range with service.
We also got to peruse the marketing flier, which confirms that the handset will offer a 1GHz processor, a front-facing camera for video … Read more
Motorola could be in the early stages of developing a new, rugged Android tablet. According to information passed to Engadget, the company has begun work on a new 7-inch tablet that looks to feature a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. Other preliminary specifications peg this unnamed tablet with an 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, HDMI output, and a USB port for "snap-in" peripherals.
The presentation slide alludes to a "rugged" tablet that would be able to withstand extreme temperatures and drops from 4 feet. Motorola has already … Read more
Having trouble remembering the last Wii game you bought? According to Game Informer, it might be because Nintendo is prepping to announce a brand-new console at this year's E3 2011 show in Los Angeles.
But that's not where the rumor ends. Apparently the successor to the Wii will be an HD console capable of at least matching or even exceeding the current-generation performance of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
While such a machine would certainly be a departure from Nintendo's current place in the gaming market, we'd imagine it might eliminate some isolation the Wii … Read more
What appears to be a placeholder that popped up briefly on some App Store listings last night is causing a stir, hinting that another iOS app capable device could be on the way.
The app, which serves as an SSH admin tool, is universal--meaning it works on both the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as on the iPad. The "ix" moniker showed up as … Read more
Building on reports that the next generation iPhone isn't coming until near the end of this year, Digitimes reports that Taiwan-based touch-screen makers are still in the dark about Apple's needs for the new device.
Citing anonymous sources within touch-panel manufacturing, the outlet says production is still under way for iPhone 4 panels since the phone continues to sell, signaling that Apple is not immediately planning to move production toward a new product.
The Nintendo Wii may be getting a price cut next month.
Citing anonymous sources, Engadget is reporting that Nintendo plans to cut the price of its Wii console to $150. The deal would go into effect on May 15, the technology blog said.
For months now, reports have been swirling that Nintendo would eventually cut the price of the Wii. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said in a research note in February that all three console makers would be forced to cut the price of their devices this year as demand starts to fade.
"After maintaining console prices at historically … Read more
With just a few weeks left until its expected launch, the final details for the Droid Incredible 2 are coming into focus. Android Central has obtained documents for the upcoming handset, which confirm a few new specifications and features.
According to Android Central's information, the handset will see the addition of a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front, which is a feature that the HTC Incredible S lacks, and Verizon should include a 16GB microSD card in the box. Like its international counterpart, the smartphone will support DLNA for media sharing and a 3G mobile hot spot. A Verizon … Read more
Aside from rumors of the BlackBerry Monaco/Monza and Curve Touch, we've heard that RIM is also adding a couple of regular Curves to the mix just in time for BlackBerry World. They're code-named Apollo and Sedona, and supposedly are for GSM and CDMA, respectively.
To make things a bit more interesting, this leaked photo on Boy Genius Report is apparently a picture of the BlackBerry Orlando, which is just like the regular Curve except it has a touch screen (unlike the Curve Touch, this phone has both a touch screen and a physical keyboard).
This is strictly rumor territory, of course, and it makes us a tad suspicious that the handset's code name happens to be the same as the name of the venue for BlackBerry World next month. Still, this might be good news to BlackBerry fans as it would provide the best of both worlds.… Read more
A major supplier in Southeast Asia is claiming that it will not begin production on components for Apple's iPhone 5 until sometime in September, adding fuel to rumors that say a traditional summer iPhone release will not be happening this year.
A post from AppleInsider references a note to investors from Avian Securities that "revealed the alleged plans for a September production start. The report said the latest information is 'consistent' with other findings the organization has heard in recent months."